Arena Boulevard Fiber Optic Undercrossing (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SAC-13798)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Arena Boulevard Fiber Optic Undercrossing (Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. SAC-13798)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the installation of approximately 1.4 miles of three 1.25-inch diameter high density polyethylene conduits containing new underground fiber optic lines underneath North Market Boulevard, Arena Boulevard, and Truxel Road. A section of the project along Arena Boulevard would run underneath the East Drainage Canal. Conduits will be installed using a directional drilling system that is capable of horizontally drilling a pilot hole between underground access vault locations without disturbing the ground surface between access vaults. After the pilot hole is drilled, the new conduit will be drawn through the hole and later fiber optic cable is drawn through the conduit. No surface ground disturbance is required between access vaults. Where the project would cross the East Drainage Canal, the directional bore path would be 15 feet below the channel and run in between bridge columns. No impacts to the East Drainage Canal or associated habitat are anticipated.

Contact Information

Dylan Wood
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Digital Transportation Corporation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California
Cross Streets
Arena Boulevard approximately 500 feet east of the intersection of Arena Boulevard and Truxel Ro
Parcel #
Other Location Info
East Drainage Canal in the Natomas community

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections (15304)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a minor alteration resulting in the installation of three 1.25-inch diameter optic lines in an existing urbanized area. The project does not involve removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees nor are habitat impacts anticipated.


Notice of Exemption

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